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The Essex Steam Train

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Some of Essex's Locomotives and Rollingstock

Left two: No. 97, an Americal Locomotive Company (Alco) 2-8-0 Right two: A shiny orange and black diesel marked Valley Railroad 0901.

Left: The ashpit for steam locomotives. Middle two: A shiny red metal caboose. Right: A side view of a be-curtained wood-sided caboose; a photo of its steps appears on the next line.

Left: Steps for the caboose on the line above. Left middle: Leigh New England LNE 728, a flatcar with three-board sides adapted for tourists by the additon of stadium-type board seats. Right middle: The coupler and end fittings on LNE 728. Right: a slightly rusty Union Tank Car Co. UTLX 94460.

No. 103, a Baldwin 2-6-2 built in 1925

Left: A view of No.103.e Left middle: The locomotive's number plate, which states it was Baldwin 58754 and built at the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia in November 1925. Right middle: The cylinder and front wheels. Right: The drivers.

Left: I believe thuis is a side-mounted compressor. Left middle: Rear truck of the tender. Note that the watertank sits on top of a planked floor. Right middle: Three-quarter view of the bac of the tender Right: A view of the opposite end of the facilities.


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